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Coronavirus deaths near 400 as Florida, Miami-Dade see deadliest day. Cases near 17,000

Forty eight more people died in Florida from COVID-19, the single biggest jump in deaths since the outbreak began, and Miami-Dade recorded 16 new deaths, its deadliest toll to date, state health officials announced Thursday night.
The new deaths brought the state’s death toll to 371, a 15 percent jump since Wednesday evening, while the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida rose to nearly 17,000.
All told, Florida recorded 1,128 more confirmed cases on Thursday.


Of the 48 new deaths, 29 were from South Florida:
▪ Sixteen people in Miami-Dade County have died since Wednesday night: five women between the ages of 68 and 97, and 11 men between the ages of 42 and 99.
▪ Seven people in Broward County have died since Wednesday night: an 88-year-old woman and six men between the ages of 57 and 96.
▪ Six people have died in Palm Beach County since Wednesday night, including two men and three women between the ages of 67 and 95. The death of an 89-year-old person whose gender is unknown was also reported by health officials.
The 19 other deaths were recorded in Baker, Charlotte, Citrus, Duval, Hillsborough, Manatee, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Sarasota and Volusia counties.
Of the total confirmed cases statewide, 16,323 are Florida residents and 503 are non-residents who were diagnosed or isolated in the state.

CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES IN SOUTH FLORIDA
As of Thursday evening, here’s what Florida’s Department of Health data show:
▪ Miami-Dade County reported 153 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, raising the county total of known cases to 5,898. Those who have fallen ill range from 0 to 103 (zero means the child is less than 1 year old). The county’s death toll is 66.
▪ Broward County confirmed 26 additional cases of the disease, raising the county total of known cases to 2,454. Those who have fallen ill range from 0 to 98 (zero means the child is less than 1 year old). The county’s death toll is 67.
▪ Palm Beach County saw 73 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, raising the county total of known cases to 1,333. Those who have fallen ill range from 0 to 104 (zero means the child is less than 1 year old). The county’s death toll is 75, the highest in the state.
▪ Monroe County reported one additional confirmed case. There are 53 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Those who have fallen ill range from 14 to 80. The Florida Keys death toll is three.

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